With evidence of policy failures in the United States and ill-conceived wars and interventions abroad, author and Director of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy Alasdair Roberts believes it’s not surprising that government is regarded by some as a mess. But what exactly is government supposed to do, and is the track record of Western governments so awful? Roberts’ latest book, Can Government Do Anything Right? explores just that.
This segment originally aired on April 13, 2018.